External Recognition/Initiatives

Indices That Include KDDI

Inclusion in SRI Index FTSE4Good Index Series


We are included in the FTSE4Good Index Series, a major global index for socially responsible investment (SRI). The index was developed by FTSE Russell, which belongs to the London Stock Exchange Group. It is widely used as a standard for selecting investees by institutional investors who focus on the social responsibility and sustainability of companies.

Inclusion in SRI Index MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes

2023 MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes Constituent

Among global SRI indices, we are included in the MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes.
This index suite was developed by a US-based company, MSCI Inc., and selects companies with excellent environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance.


Inclusion in Euronext Vigeo Eiris Indices World 120


We are included in the Euronext Vigeo Eiris Indices World 120, a representative SRI index.
This index distinguishes 120 companies achieving the most advanced environmental, social and governance performance.

Inclusion in S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index

S&P/JPX カーボン・エフィシェント指数

We are included in the S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index, which is a environmental index jointly developed by the Japan Exchange Group, the Tokyo Stock Exchange, and the S&P Dow Jones Index.

Acquired the Highest Rank in the DBJ Environmental Ratings


The Development Bank of Japan (DBJ) developed its own environmental rating system. The investment menu confers an environmental rating after companies are evaluated on their environmental management, outstanding companies are selected, and investment criteria are established based on their score. KDDI acquired the highest rank of A in the ratings. Furthermore, KDDI is the only company in the telecommunications industry that has earned a DBJ Environmental Rating (as of September 2022).

Selected as "DX Stocks 2022"

DX銘柄2022 Digital Transformation

The company was selected as one of the "Digital Transformation Issues (DX Stocks) 2022" by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange. DX Stocks are selected and introduced by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) for each industry category from companies listed on the TSE that have established internal mechanisms to promote DX (Digital Transformation) that leads to increased corporate value and have an excellent track record in the use of digital technology.

Endorsed Initiatives

Joined the United Nations Global Compact


We have joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), which is advocated by the United Nations.
The KDDI Group endorses the ten principles of the UNGC and will contribute to the "achievement of a truly connected society, the KDDI Group Mission Statement, through efforts to ensure respect for human rights in our business activities, achieve carbon neutrality, and strengthen governance in light of the diversification of our business operations.

Obtained SBT Certification, an International Initiative for Climate Change


The KDDI Group obtained SBT certification under the international Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi). In addition to the CO2 emissions reduction targets set by KDDI on a non-consolidated basis (in Japan), the KDDI Group as a whole will further promote measures to address climate change by setting new targets. To reduce CO2 emissions, we will promote energy efficiency and shift to renewable energy for cell phone base stations and telecommunications equipment.

Endorses/Supporting the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)


We also support the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures ("TCFD") established by the Financial Stability Board ("FSB"). Based on the TCFD recommendations, we will proactively disclose information on the "risks" and "opportunities" that climate change poses to our business from the four perspectives recommended by the TCFD: governance, strategy, risk management, and metrics and targets.

CDP's Highest Climate Change Response Score "A List" Certificated


KDDI has been certified on the climate change "A List" for the second consecutive year, the highest score possible for advanced environment companies, from international environmental not-for-profit charity CDP. KDDI was recognized as a global leader for environmental activities, with its initiatives such as target setting, action and transparency in climate change operations being rated.

Joined the RE100


KDDI has joined RE100, a worldwide program for corporations that are dedicated to 100% renewable electricity.
KDDI will promote the introduction of renewable electricity with high additionality for our data centers and base stations, by procuring renewable energy power from electricity suppliers and directly sourcing renewable electricity generated by the group company.

Joined the Japan Climate Leaders' Partnership (JCLP)


KDDI has joined the Japan Climate Leaders Partnership (JCLP), a coalition of businesses in Japan that aim to create a carbon-neutral society, built on the idea that decarbonization is essential to economic development.
KDDI endorses the principles of the JCLP and accelerates the transition to a decarbonized society.

Joined the Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) Forum

TNFD Forum Member

KDDI has joined the TNFD Forum, which supports the activities of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures. Based on the TNFD's disclosure framework, KDDI will organize the relationship between its business and natural capital (dependence and impact) as well as risks and opportunities, and promote proactive disclosure from the four perspectives recommended by the TNFD: Governance, Strategy, Risk management, and Metrics and Targets.

Joined the 30 by 30 Alliance for Biodiversity


KDDI has joined the "30 by 30 Alliance for Biodiversity" led by the Ministry of the Environment, which aims to establish a system to achieve the goal of conserving and protecting at least 30% of the land and sea as healthy ecosystems. KDDI will contribute to the conservation and management of areas with high biodiversity by leveraging its experience in biodiversity conservation activities and IoT technology through its membership in the Alliance.

External recognition and awards

Selected as "Sustainability Yearbook Member" and "Industry Mover" by S&P Global

Sustainability Yearbook Member
Industry Mover

KDDI was selected for the first time as a "Sustainability Yearbook Member" in "The Sustainability Yearbook 2024", published by the American S&P Global, a global ESG investment research and evaluation company, on February 7, 2024. In addition, it was selected as an "Industry Mover" as the company that most improved its evaluation from the previous year within the industry.
S&P Global evaluates the sustainability of major companies around the world from the aspects of governance, economy, environment, and society, and selects the top 15% of companies with high evaluations in each industry as Yearbook Member every year, which are published in "The Sustainability Yearbook". In 2024, evaluations were conducted for over 9,400 companies in 62 industries, and 759 companies were featured in "The Sustainability Yearbook 2024".

KDDI Version Job Style Personnel System Wins Grand Prize in HR Transformation of The Year 2022

HRX 2022

On December 2, 2022, KDDI received the Grand Prize of the HR Transformation (HRX) of The Year 2022 award for its "KDDI Version Job Style Personnel System and Other Initiatives for Human Resource-First Company".
HRX of The Year was established in April 2022 by the HR Executive Consortium (President: Yuu Kusuda), an executive network for next-generation human resources, to encourage the promotion of HR transformation in Japanese companies. The purpose of the award is to contribute to the HR transformation of Japanese companies as a whole by publicizing and spreading awareness of outstanding initiatives in the HR field.

Selected as one of the "Human Capital Leaders 2023" for outstanding human capital management and disclosure initiatives


On February 2024, KDDI was selected as one of the top 8 companies out of 233 participating companies and organizations in the "Human Capital Survey 2023" (HR Technology Consortium and others), which was conducted among Japanese companies and organizations.
KDDI has positioned the transformation into a "Human Resource-First Company" in which a diverse range of professional human capital plays an active role as one of its key management issues, and is promoting the three-pronged reform of introducing KDDI Version Job Style Personnel System, internal DX, and work style reform. We will continue to evolve our past efforts and implement human capital management by implementing data-driven HR strategies, such as promoting diverse human resource activities and DE&I through the penetration of the HR system, improving DX skills of all employees and fostering professional human resources, and improving engagement through the penetration of new work styles.

<Reference>Open link in a new window"Human Capital Leaders 2023" announced (external website, in Japanese only)

Recognized as a Company in Line with Health and Productivity Management 2024 (White 500)


We were recognized by the Nippon Kenko Kaigi for our outstanding health management initiatives that consider the health of our employees from a management perspective and which are strategically carried out. This led to being recognized as a Health and Productivity Management 2024 company in the large enterprise category (White 500) (as of March 2024). Our group companies, OKINAWA CELLULAR TELEPHONE COMPANY and KDDI Engineering have been also recognized as Health and Productivity Management 2024 company in the large enterprise category (White 500), and many group companies have been recognized as Health and Productivity Management 2024 company in the large enterprise category and Health and Productivity Management 2024 company in the small and medium-sized enterprise category.

Awarded Gold Rating in the PRIDE Index for eight Consecutive Years

work with Pride Gold 2023

We received the top gold rating on the PRIDE Index, which evaluates corporate efforts related to LGBTQ+ and other sexual minorities, for eight consecutive years (as of November 2023). The PRIDE Index was established by a private organization, work with Pride, with the aim of promoting the creation of inclusive workplaces for LGBTQ+ in companies.
KDDI has received the Gold Award for the eighth consecutive year since fiscal 2016 in recognition of its ongoing efforts, including the "Family Partnership Application," which was introduced in June 2020 to treat children of same-sex partners as "family members" under the company's internal system, as well as the awareness-raising education and events held within KDDI.

Certified as "Eruboshi" and "Kurumin"



KDDI obtained the "Eruboshi" and "Kurumin" certifications from the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare in 2023.
"Eruboshi" is a system where companies that have formulated and reported action plans based on the Act on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace, and have excellent implementation of initiatives related to women's active participation, can receive certification from the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare.We have met the four criteria in the five evaluation items ("hiring", "continuous employment", "working hours and other ways of working", "management ratio", "diverse career paths"), and have received level 2 certification.
"Kurumin" is a system that certifies companies that have formulated general employer action plans based on the Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children, and have taken high-level initiatives in child-rearing support.

Rated Five Stars in the 7th Nikkei Smart Work Management Survey

NIKKEI Smart Work 2024

KDDI was recognized as a 5-star company for the four consecutive year in the 7th Nikkei Smart Work Management Survey (November 2023), which selects leading companies taking on the challenge of productivity revolution through work style reforms. The survey, which has been conducted by Nikkei Inc. since 2017, targets listed companies and leading non-listed companies nationwide, and defines "smart work management" as efforts to maximize organizational performance through three elements: the realization of diverse and flexible work styles, a system for creating new businesses, and the ability to develop markets. In addition to the three elements, corporate governance and other management foundations are also included in the evaluation, which is based on a five-star scale. Of the 834 companies that responded to the 7th survey, KDDI received high ratings in innovation capability and market development capabilities.

Rated 4.5 Stars in the 5th Nikkei SDGs Management Survey

NIKKEI SDGs Management Survey 2023

The Nikkei SDGs Management Survey, conducted by Nikkei Inc. since 2019, defines "SDGs Management" as efforts to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through business and enhance corporate value, and evaluates companies based on four perspectives: SDG strategy and economic value, social value, environmental value, and governance. The fourth annual survey was conducted by 899 companies in Japan. In the fifth survey, 899 companies responded, and KDDI received high marks in "SDG Strategic and Economic Value" and "Social Value," and was certified with 4.5 stars for four consecutive years.


  • The "Smart Agriculture Project in Toyooka City" won the "Executive Committee Special Award SDGs Business Award" at the 9th "Ministry of the Environment Good Life Award" (November 2021)

Awards Received for Our Initiatives in Growing Markets

Mobicom achieves its first TOP10 entry (9th place) in the 2022 Top 100 Companies

In 2023, the Mongolian government and the Chamber of Commerce comprehensively evaluated companies' sales, profits, tax payments, number of employees, and total assets, and announced the 2022 Top 100 Companies. Mobicom achieved its first entry into the TOP10, ranking 9th (up from 16th the previous year).
MobiCom has been a leader in the telecommunications and IT industry for 26 years since its launch in 1996, and all its employees have worked together to contribute to the development and improvement of the living foundation of the Mongolian people. In addition to this, MobiCom has been actively involved in social contribution activities in Mongolia, and has been recognized for its daily contributions to the development of Mongolia beyond the framework of the telecommunications business.

  1. [1]Positions are as of the time of the award.
Award Evaluation
MobiCom: Honored as one of the Top 100 Companies of 2022 The Mongolian government and the Chamber of Commerce comprehensively evaluated the company's sales, profits, tax payments, number of employees, and total assets, achieving a first entry into the TOP10, ranking 9th (up from 16th the previous year).
Mobicom: Received the Best Taxpayer Award for being the top taxpayer in the large enterprise division in 2022 Evaluated from a business perspective, including tax payments, contributions to Mongolian society, and infrastructure development.
MobiCom: Honored as one of the Top 100 Companies of 2021 Recognized for its high contribution to the Mongolian economy and society through steady business growth, the creation of employment opportunities, technological innovation, and support for children affected by COVID-19.
MobiCom: Top 10 Entrepreneur Award 2021 Selected as one of the top 10 companies for its high contribution to Mongolian society and economic development. In the CSR category, mobifinance was highly evaluated for its provision of equitable education opportunities for children. In the non-bank category, mobifinance was recognized for its advanced technological capabilities.
MobiCom: Received the Certificate of Appreciation and Medal from the Mongolian Tourism Association in 2021 Received in recognition of MobiCom's contribution to the tourism industry, including the expansion of area coverage in tourist areas and the use of SNS to raise the profile of Mongolian tourist destinations, was highly evaluated.
MobiCom: Received the Darkhan Medal (Order of Merit) from the Government of the 2nd Regional City of Darkhan in 2021 Recognized for assistance to the city during the COVID-19 pandemic and for the prompt and dedicated contribution to the city government's request.
MobiCom: Honored as one of the Top 100 Companies of 2020 Received in recognition of comprehensively contributing to Mongolia's economy with sales, tax payment and capital investment.
MobiCom: Received the Best Tax Payer 2020 Award Received in recognition of the company's ability to maintain employment even under the difficult conditions caused by COVID-19.
MobiCom: Received the Golden Rose 2020 Award by the Mongolian Youth Association Among the projects related to education, health, environment, social innovation, and technological innovation, influential social contribution activities are recognized.
MobiCom: Moffice (an office provided to start-up companies) received the Forbes Property Awards 2020 From various new real estate and properties, properties that have realized innovative architecture and design are selected.